Travel with a car rental in Albena
General information about Albena
Albena is a resort, located in northeastern Bulgaria, 30 km from the sea capital – Varna and 12 km from Balchik. The resort was inaugurated on August 24, 1969 and is located in a beautiful bay with clean golden sand, bordering the clear waters of Black Sea. The beach is 5 kilometers in length and the width varies. The complex has many hotels, restaurants, bars and discos, nicely combined with unique vegetation and mild climate. Albena resort is more suitable for a family vacation as it is more quiet than the larger resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. You can book cheap car hire in Albena from our company – LowCostCars. We are specialized in providing cheap car rentals in Varna region. Albena is 30 km north from Varna, so there will be small extra charge for delivering the car. You can also pick up the car at Varna Airport free of charge. Interesting tourist destinations in the region of interest to visitors are the reserve Baltata, which is 180 acres of dense forest near the river Batova,and in the botanical garden in Balchik can be seen many and diverse plant species. Another local landmark is the architectural park complex The Palace – a former residence of the Romanian queen Maria in the beginning of XX century.
Tourist sightseeing around Albena
It is located in the area near Kranevo and Albena. You could see the richness of the wildlife sanctuary by a trip on a boat from Albena along the river. This reserve is extremely green, and has a lot of protected rare species. The are a lot of birds and plant which you can see in their natural environment.
It is located on the coast of the Black sea. It is thin and long in the sea. It is nature and archeological reserve. The cliffs are providing a wonderful sea view. There are also museum, restaurant and a lighthouse. The area has a rich historical past. You can see a dolphins, sea calfs monk and a cormorant.
The Palace was built as royal summer residence in the 19th century. The French Palace Chateau de Saint-Cloud was used as a sample for building the palace. A beautiful park with over 310 different types of plants surrounds the Palace. During the summer it is used as a summer residence for the Parliament’s members.
This unique monastery was created in 12th – 13th century. It is carved into the rock and has more then 20 different rooms. Now the monastery is a national historical monument.
The Botanical Garden
The Botanic garden is situated very close to Varna and it is thefirst eco park in Bulgaria. Its owner is the Sofia University. There are over 300 species of bushes and exotic trees and more then 100 species of herbaceous plants. The Botanical Garden is famous for its rich collection of irises, which are more then 250 varieties and over 30 varieties of roses.
Balchik is famous with its botanical garden and the palace of Queen Mariya. It is a beautiful small town located on the Black Sea, 40 km from Varna. There are two golf courses near Balchik.
Archaeological Reserve Pliska
Pliska is the first capital of Bulgaria, founded by Chan Asparuh. It is located 70 km away from Varna. It is Archaeological Museum Reserve that provides insight to the culture of the Bulgarians between VIIth – Xth century. The visitors can explore the remains of Royal palace, pagan temple, a small palace, palace church, bathrooms, water storage, housing and the impressive cathedral – the Great Basilica.
The Archeological reserve covers the area of the second Bulgarian capital – Preslav. It is 500ha large and stands on 100km west from Varna. Many evidence reveal that Preslav was gorgeous and rich city worthy of comparison to Constantinople. The exhibition in the museum can be considered works of Old Bulgarian and Byzantine art, including the famous icon of St. Theodor, Preslav’s gold treasure and ceramic iconostasis Palace Monastery , the largest and unique collection of lead seals.
Madara is ancient region, located 17km away from Shumen, used by the Thracians and famous with its Madara Horsman carved into the rocks on 23 meters height. It displays a horseman, a lion, a dog, an eagle and Greek inscriptions. There is a great cavern at the foot of the rock, called “Cave of the Nymphs”, used by the Thracians for regilious rituals.
Hotels in Albena
The best hotels in Albena
- Hotel Flamingo Grand
- Hotel Slavuna
- Hotel Borjana
- Hotel Kaliakra
Car hire in Albena
If you plan to visit Albena and have not booked your car yet, you can do so by using our reservation form. If you are traveling from Varna, LowCostCars has office on Tsar Osvoboditel 17 A, or from the airport, where you can pick up your car on the spot. Albena is the perfect destination for a day trip from Varna.